Cooking

Preparation, storage, and presentation of food.

Gleann Abhann Cooks, Bakers, Stewards & Servers Guild created

Lady Lyneya de Aston reports on the creation of the Gleann Abhann Cooks, Bakers, Stewards & Servers Guild, which will hold its inaugural meeting October 20, 2007 at Knight's Academy.

[AET] Rhydderich Hael Baronial Investiture

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The populace of the Rhydderich Hael announces the election of a new Baron. THL Caleb Reynolds has been chosen as successor to Their Excellencies Baron William Freskyn Murray and Baroness Katherine Kiersey, and we wish to celebrate the passing of the Coronet.

The investure of our new Baron will take place on Saturday, December 15th, 2007, at the Universal Unitarian Church at 6320 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221. Site opens at 9:00 AM, and closes at 10:00 PM. Court begins at 10:00 AM. Location:
Barony of Rhydderich Hael (Williamsville, New York)

Calling all Grill Gods to Diamond Wars

THL Kat the Strange sends out a call for cooks at the upcoming Diamond Wars event in Gleann Abhann -- by way of a song!

Crossroads at Canterbury: Basking in the Glow

Peregrine recounts a wonderful day spent with members of the Shire of Quintavia in the Eastrealm at Crossroads at Canterbury, an event "inspired by those famous tales of Chaucer's."

[WES] Michaelmas Feast

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The leaves are falling, the air is getting colder; soon the Gates of Winter shall open once again. Come join in a day of revelry and feasting in Winter's Gate as we celebrate the autumn splendor and the coming of winter.

There will be an adultclass on Japanese Temari (Please RSVP by October 8th if you wish to take this class!! Just email the autocrat please). There will also be two kids' classes, one on Viking braids taught by Lady Gwyneth Location:
Barony of Winter's Gate (North Pole, Alaska)

[WES] West Kingdom Crown Tournament

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Their Majesties Hauoc and Ginevra invite the populace to join them in witnessing the selection of Their Heirs in beautiful Tres Pinos, California.

There will be a grand Carnival/Performing Arts festival and many artisans of Their Realm shall perform and play and be a part of the festival. It will begin at 11am in conjunction with the Queen's Tea.

Site will open at noon on Friday and close at 4:00pm Location:
West Kingdom (Tres Pinos, California)

Saxon Summer photos

Lady Govindasani has posted an album of photos from Saxon Summer which took place September 15, 2007 in the Shire of Rivenvale.

Britain's oldest recipes

A recent study by the Food Science Department of the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff has revealed Great Britain's 10 oldest recipes, including hedgehog and haggis.

[WES] Feast of Long Nights X

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Join the Northernmost branch of the SCA, in the darkness which comes with the territory and with the New Moon, for the Tenth annual Feast of Long Nights!

We're planning a long Saturday afternoon and evening of reveling, games and feasting.

The event theme will be a Country Feast and our Tenth Year. Wear your most comfortable garb! Contact the event host if you need to borrow clothes!

Location:
Canton Ynys Taltraeth (Kotzebue, Alaska)

Nibelungen War photos

Margaret de May has posted photos from Nibelungen War 2007 which took place in late August in Ortenberg, Germany.

A challenge: Cook a medieval feast

On his blog, Australian Pip Wilson challenges others to cook a medieval feast as he does with a recipe for duck a l'orange from a period recipe he found on the Internet.

14th century monarch popularizes Italian cuisine

14th century monarch Frederick II of Swabia was instrumental in spreading the popularity of Italian cuisine throughout Europe. Now his recipe books are available through the writing of University of Bari professor Anna Martellotti.

Gode Cookery returns to the Food Network

Master Hogge de Watlynge reports that Gode Cookery has once again taped a program for the Food Network's The Secret Life Of This time the recipe was for gingerbread.

Sutton Hoo cake

It's not often that armoring and cooking cross paths, but Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes has created a cake in the shape of the Sutton Hoo helmet.

Early Mexicans liked spicy food

Science Daily reports that chili peppers dating from between 490 and 780 C.E. have been discovered in a cave in Oaxaca Mexico. Experts believe that the plants were cultivated and used in early Mexican cuisine.

English grocery store pamphlet features historic recipes

Jepa Kajepa reports that an English grocery store has produced a 12-page pamphlet which includes modern redactions of medieval recipes. The document is available online in PDF format.

Karen Hess, food historian (1918-2007)

Culinary historian Karen Hess died May 15, 2007 at the age of 88. To SCA cooks and others with an interest in medieval and renaissance foods and cookery, she is best known as the editor of a collection of 16th and 17th century recipe manuscripts owned by Martha (Mrs. George) Washington.

"Cooking the Books" at Hampton Court

Richard Fitch offers a blog, photos and videos covering the Tudor Kitchens Cookery Project at Hampton Court Palace.

Siege Cooking Competition at Lilies War

HL Gwen A'Brooke has announced that there will be a Siege Cooking Competition at this year's Lilies War. The competition will take place on Sunday June 10 at 8:30 a.m. Registration is open until June 5, 2007.

Gode Cookery comes to YouTube

Master Hogge de Watlynge (aka Master Huen Damebrigge of Gode Cookery) has created a YouTube channel with videos relating to "Medieval & Renaissance food, cookery, feasts, and related subjects."

Lusty Month of May

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Lords and Ladies, we invite you to join the Shire of Talmere in quickening the Spring with feasts of skill and bravery, romance and roguery, style and grace. So returns the Lusty Month of May! Come to watch the fighting, take a class or to enjoy the late spring with friends and family. Cooks of all experience levels are invited to participate in the Cast Iron Chef competition. Artisians are invited to compete in the A&S competition. We hope you will stay for a fabulous "Life is Short, Eat Dessert First" themed feast, and a Maypole dance, teen revel and European revel and hafla following feast. Location:
Shire of Talmere (Pine Mountain, Georgia)

DRH_LMD, A Short Story

Jonathan Blackbow has written a short story set in the world of the SCA. He shared it on the Atenveldt list and allows us to repost it here.

Sotleties and Subtleties Display at Midrealm Coronation

In honor of Their Most Royal Majesties Dag and AnneMarie, a display will be held at their Coronation featuring and promoting the art, science, and craft of Sotelties and Subtleties.

Pictures from Carolingia's Vision of the Twelve Goddesses

A new photo album is available online, with pictures of the crowd and delightful Savory Board at the Barony of Carolingia's presentation of Samuel Daniel's 1604 masque titled "Vision of the Twelve Goddesses".

Tworavens.org Presents: Eirik's Break the Back of Winter Photos

Eirik Andersen has published a gallery of photos from Ealdormere's recent Break the Back of Winter event on the Two Ravens website.

Historic cooking seminar to be held at Virginia Tech

Chairman Cynthia D. Bertelsen has announced that a seminar on historic cooking in Virginia will be held April 20-21, 2007 at the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The event is titled "From Jamestown to the Blue Ridge: Cooking up 400 Years of Culinary History in Virginia."

Iron Chef competition at Gulf Wars

Bantiarna Morin inghen Ruairc has announced that the upcoming Gulf Wars XVI will feature an Iron Chef cooking competition.

Winter issue of "Mead, Meat & More" available

ban-Ollaimh Cinniu ingen Cuthbaid, Editor of Northshield's Mead, Mead & More, has announced that the Winter 2007 issue is now available.

Iron Chef Siege Cooking Gulf Wars XVI

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The fertile lands of the countryside flow with the enemy’s blood. You and your companions have been under siege for some time, and your allies have not been able to break through to assuage the needs of the strong fortress. Meanwhile, your supplies are running low. The enemy commander has requested a parlay to entreat you to surrender before he is forced to starve you into submission. You have been commanded by your lord to prepare a dinner for the parlay. You are charged (on short notice) with using what meager supplies you have to fool the enemy into thinking you can hold out indefinitely. In truth, you hope to hold out until your allies can break through with the desperately needed supplies. Location:
Herbal Pavilion, Artisian's Row, Gulf Wars Site

History's greatest banquets

Ed Caesar of the Independent celebrates the arts of cookery and gluttony by reviewing history's top ten greatest banquets.